Naniwa Tanken Cruise

Tour along the Tombori River while enjoying a rakugo performance

Tour along the Tombori River while enjoying a rakugo performance

Ipponmatsu Shipping operates sightseeing boats that allow you to fully enjoy Osaka, the aqua metropolis. There are a variety of routes, long and short, provided, take some time to compare the different routes and find your favorite!

The Naniwa Tanken sightseeing cruise tour is a 90-minute tour around Osaka, the aqua metropolis, with a rakugo (a form of Japanese verbal entertainment) performer guiding you throughout the journey. Look at these uniquely-Osaka tourist destinations such as the Glico Man in Dotonbori and the Osaka City Central Public Hall, while enjoying the rakugo performance on the water. The boat tour is filled with excitement as it cruises through water gates like those along the Panama Canal or extremely low-height bridges. The latest model of the state-of-the-art boat is fully equipped with air conditioning and heating, glass ceilings, and large windows. Reservations are prioritized.


1-2 Kitahamahigashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi 540-0031
Universal City Port
5-minute walk from Universal City Port station (JR)
Minatomachi Pier
5-minute walk from Namba station (Osaka Metro/Nankai/JR)
06-6441-0532 (Ipponmatsu Shipping Co., Ltd. Operation Hours: 9:00-18:00)
Universal City Port 10:00,
Minatomachi Pier 12:00, 14:00, 16:00(Sat., Sun., National Holidays), 19:00(Fri., Sat.)
Time required: approximately 90 minutes
*All boats will arrive at the Minatomachi Pier
Adult 3,000 yen
Student 2,000 yen
* Children under elementary school age are free of charge if sitting on the lap of an adult. The Children Fee will apply to a second child or more accompanied by one adult, or any child who requires a seat.
Lunch box: 1,800 yen(Reservation required 2 days in advance. Not applicable to 10:00 departure)
*During the sakura special cruise season from the end of March to the middle of April, the fare will change to 3,500 yen per adult and the time required will be approximately 120 minutes.